TAKE A LOOK: New level of Rome’s colosseum unveiled for tourists

ROME (CNN) — If you plan to visit Rome’s colosseum, you now have access to a whole new level.

The subterranean levels have been opened up for tourists. This section has been seen by only a few individuals over the last 2,000 years.

Known as the “Hypogea,” these areas are located below the main stage where animals and gladiators waited before combat.

This area used to be lit by candlelight, but since the stage floor has been long destroyed the Hypogea gets plenty of sunlight.

Earlier this week, Italy dropped its quarantine requirement for U.S. and Canadian travelers who can show proof of vaccination.

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